A Chip Shop In Poznan: My Unlikely Year In Poland

September 18, 2020|
A Chip Shop In Poznan: My Unlikely Year In Poland by Ben Aitken
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''One of the funniest books of the year'' - Paul Ross, talkRADIO

WARNING: CONTAINS AN UNLIKELY IMMIGRANT, AN UNSUNG COUNTRY, A BUMPY ROMANCE, SEVERAL SHATTERED PRECONCEPTIONS, TRACES OF INSIGHT, A DOZEN NUNS AND A REFERENDUM.

Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop.

Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament.

In 2016 Ben Aitken moved to Poland while he still could. It wasn''t love that took him but curiosity: he wanted to know what the Poles in the UK had left behind. He flew to a place he''d never heard of and then accepted a job in a chip shop on the minimum wage.

When he wasn''t peeling potatoes he was on the road scratching the country''s surface: he milked cows with aEurosceptic farmer; missed the bus to Auschwitz; spent Christmas with complete strangers and went to Gdansk to learn how communism got the chop. By the year''s end he had a better sense of what the Poles had turned their backs on - southern mountains, northern beaches, dumplings! - and an uncanny ability to bone cod.

This is a candid, funny and offbeat tale of a year as an unlikely immigrant.
Ben Aitken was born under Thatcher, grew to 6ft then stopped, and is an Aquarius. He is the author of Dear Bill Bryson: Footnotes from a Small Island (2015), which was featured in the Guardian, The Times and on BBC Radio, and described by the Manchester Review as a ''poignant comment on the state of the nation'' and a ''highly accompli...
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Title:A Chip Shop In Poznan: My Unlikely Year In Poland
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:7.79 X 5.44 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:7.79 X 5.44 X 0.85 in
Published:September 18, 2020
Publisher:Icon Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781785786266

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